I know I SAID 'full steam ahead' with Jaden, but I just couldn't help it! I felt the urge to cast on for something new this week (I'm sure you know the feeling).
I was out shopping yesterday and bought a pair of 'dressy' black capris. It got me thinking of all the lovely little tanks I could knit to wear with them when we go out to dinner (which we did this past Friday and I felt like I had nothing to wear when I went to get ready - and I know you know that feeling too!)
So, using some yarn in my stash, I cast on for Soleil (from Knitty.com). I've liked this simple yet elegant top for so long, I've been itching to start it. And as usual, I had a great time looking at everyone else's project on Ravelry.
A little confession about the yarn. I bought this stuff on Ebay (of course at a bargain price!) It said the color was yellow, I thought it would make a nice summery top ..... errr, I'd say the color is more 'lime green'. Lesson learned! I shall keep my yarn buying to my lovely LYS in future. But that's not to say I don't like the color (I wouldn't be using it if I didn't). I think it will look nice with some classy capris ;-) I just hope I get the fit right. I did a gauge check and I got the right amount of stitches per 4 inches, but with the rows I seemed way off? It said 32 rows to 4" and I only got about 26?!!! Taking the bull by the horns, I cast on anyway. I may end up frogging it - we'll just have to see.
It's the weekend - have a great one!